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Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ List of Most Frequently Cited Violations

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations, just ahead of Electrical – Wiring Methods (1,405 violations). The entire list was revealed during the 2017 National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo.

First Genie Articulated XC Boom Hits the Market in North America

Date: 08-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

New to North America, the Genie® Z®-45 XC™ boom is the redesigned Xtra Capacity™ version of the popular rough-terrain Genie Z-45/25 J RT diesel powered articulating boom. And, it is the first Genie XC articulated boom model, boasting the benefits of a dual-envelope design to provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg) and a restricted capacity of 1,000 lb (454 kg), to be introduced to the market.

Link-Belt Announces New Base Rating, Introduces RTC-80160 Series II

Date: 06-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

Link-Belt Cranes is pleased to announce the RTC-80160 Series II, upgrading its previous 150-ton rough terrain to a 160-ton (145-mt) model.

 “The 80150 has been a phenomenal success ever since it was introduced and this new base rating will be good news to our distributors and crane owners. It only makes sense for us to upgrade the 80150 to represent the top base rating in the market with the RTC-80160 Series II,” said Brian Smoot, Link-Belt Rough Terrain Crane Manager.

SP Loadshackle Supports Research at Tree Climbing Championship

Date: 06-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

A 6.5t capacity wireless loadshackle from Straightpoint (SP) was used to measure loads during competitors’ ascents at this year’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC), which took place 28-30 July at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

Terex and Utility One Source Sponsor Apprentice Hurtman Rescue Competition

Date: 06-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

The threat of severe thunderstorms didn’t put a damper on the 34th International Lineman’s Rodeo, which broke attendance records on October 14, 2017 in Bonner Springs, Kan. This year, more than 1,000 of the best linemen from around the world competed in team events and individual journeyman and apprentice events, demonstrating the extreme skills necessary to safely complete their jobs.

Genie Tech Pro Link Offers Equipment Diagnostics in the Palm of Your Hand

Date: 01-11-2017 / Author: fmotz
Genie Tech Pro Link Handheld Device
Adam Halley, Director of Product Management Explains

Whether in the shop or in the field, service technicians working on aerial work platforms (AWPs), or mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), are always looking for easy-to-use tools to help them quickly resolve equipment issues.

Skywalker DDI Takes Delivery of First of Many GMG Electric Drive Scissor and Material Lifts

Date: 01-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

US Access Equipment company Skywalker DDI based in Denver North Carolina has taken delivery of their first of many GMG Electric Drive Scissor and Material lifts.

Pettibone Introduces Cary-Lift 254i To Material Handling Lineup

Date: 31-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

Pettibone has introduced the Cary-Lift 254i to its line of pipe, pole and log handlers. Purpose-built to deliver numerous safety and performance benefits over other material handling alternatives, the Cary-Lift is particularly adept at moving and placing heavy pipe in stock yards and construction sites.